The portable Olivetti Valentine typewriter fused functionality with 1960s pop art style. Jonathan Glancey explains why it’s a design classic.
Music for the concert hall has a genteel reputation – but strife and scandals abound. Clemency Burton-Hill selects some of the fiercest rows.
Several acts will go on huge arena-filling tours this year – without many of their key members. Why doesn’t the public care? Greg Kot takes a look.
Books are being shared in new ways – in phone booths, on swings or in airports. BBC Culture checks out some surprising 21st-Century libraries.
When the Taliban ruled, photography was banned. What is it like being a photojournalist in the country today? Tom Brook reports.
Northern Ireland’s rugged, ruin-filled landscapes and wild, remote beaches lend Game of Thrones a sense of authenticity, writes Al Moloney.
As the fifth season of the popular fantasy series begins, Keith Ullich explains why the programme is as entertaining as ever.
Alex Garland’s directorial debut features a sexy robot and deals with artificial intelligence. But is it a challenging psychological drama or a silly fantasy?
The week’s best arts and culture reads – including the art market laid bare, Allen Ginsburg as a teacher and a reconstruction of the death of Julius Caesar.
Without the Japanese printmaker Hokusai, Impressionism might never have happened. Jason Farago examines the moment when European art started turning Japanese.